Immune-Supporting Carrot Smoothie - Lily of the Desert

Immune-Supporting Carrot Smoothie

Do you carrot all about your immune system? Then we’ve got the perfect smoothie recipe for you! It’s easy to make, tastes delicious, and most importantly it helps your immune system function optimally. Time to break out the fruits and veggies and get to work!

Key Ingredients for Immune Health

Carrots have a one-two punch of immune-supporting power, as they contain antioxidants that limit inflammation and repair damaged cells. They also contain Vitamin C to give your immune system support. Likewise, ginger is known for its anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, it tastes great!

Recently, Turmeric has become a bit of a hot commodity. It’s become common to use turmeric in smoothies likely due to its many healthy benefits. Turmeric’s natural anti-bacterial properties help stave off potential infection, and is shown to stop damaged cells from multiplying and spreading throughout the body.

The fruits in this smoothie make it taste sweet and delicious, but they serve a greater purpose! Bananas are a great source of Vitamin B6, which keeps production of helpful antibodies operating at peak performance. Pineapple supports the immune system due to its high concentration of Vitamin C. Similarly, lemon juice has antiviral and antibacterial properties because the fruit is also high in Vitamin C content.

Almond milk is also jam-packed with essential vitamins. Vitamins A, D and E are great to keep the body healthy. Almond milk even contains Vitamin B which helps the body recuperate. Remember, feel free to substitute any non-dairy milk alternative like oat milk, cashew milk, etc. to better fit your taste or allergen needs.

And to top it all off, Aloe Vera has over 200 biologically-active components like vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, and polysaccharides. This powerhouse plant can help support immunity and help the body stay healthy, and even helps your body absorb all these nutrients you’re putting inside it. Lily’s own aloe vera is clinically proven to help support a healthy immune system when used daily.

Here Are The Ingredients You’ll Need

– 2 Carrots

– 1 Banana

– 1 Cup Pineapple

– 1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk

– 4 Tbsp Lily’s Whole Leaf Aloe Vera

– 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

– 1/2 Tbsp Peeled Ginger

– 1/4 Tsp Ground Turmeric

Simple Prep Smoothie

  • Peel and chop your carrots, ginger, pineapple, and banana. 
  • Toss chopped items into the blender.
  • Pour in your almond milk.
  • Add a pinch of turmeric.
  • Add a squeeze of lemon juice. 
  • Pour in 4 tablespoons of Lily of the Desert’s Whole Leaf Aloe Vera to the mixture. 

Now’s the time to turn that blender on and mix to a smooth consistency. Voilà, your smoothie is ready to enjoy!

Why Would I Add Aloe To My Smoothie?

Glad you asked! Aloe is a fascinating plant because it benefits the body in many significant ways. Lily of the Desert’s Aloe Vera has been known to aid in healthy digestion, help reduce harmful toxins in the body, assist in the increase the body’s nutrient uptake, help balance stomach acid naturally, and support your immune system! So the question really is, “Why wouldn’t you add aloe to your smoothie?”

Where Can I Find Quality Aloe Vera?

Mosey on over to our Aloe section under our products menu on the website. Just type your zip code into the Store Locator to find the nearest location with our products or visit Amazon for shipping options.

Let us know how your version of this smoothie turned out on social media! Any questions about aloe vera or the smoothie in general? Ask us your questions on the official Lily of the Desert Facebook.


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